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Grandfather Gandhi

Grandfather Gandhi

Illustrated by: Evan Turk
For Ages: 4 - 8
  • common core
Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace.

How could he—a Gandhi—be so easy to anger?

One thick, hot day, Arun Gandhi travels with his family to Grandfather Gandhi’s village.

Silence fills the air—but peace feels far away for young Arun. When an older boy pushes him on the soccer field, his anger fills him in a way that surely a true Gandhi could never imagine. Can Arun ever live up to the Mahatma? Will he ever make his grandfather proud?

In this remarkable personal story, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, weaves a stunning portrait of the extraordinary man who taught him to live his life as light. Evan Turk brings the text to breathtaking life with his unique three-dimensional collage paintings.

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Arun Gandhi, Bethany Hegedus, and Evan Turk on Grandfather Gandhi

Authors Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus and illustrator Evan Turk discuss the fascinating and inspiring story behind the creation of their book Grandfather Gandhi.

About the Authors

Arun Gandhi
Photograph courtesy of the author
Bethany Hegedus
Photograph © Sam Bond Photography

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